Journalism Internships

Summer 2024 Internship Opportunities at The Dow Jones News Summer Internship Program.  Posted September 15, 2023.

The Dow Jones News Fund invites college students to apply for paid summer internships in audience engagement, business reporting, data journalism, digital media and multiplatform editing. The application deadline is Nov. 16.

The News Fund will select college journalists for internships with more than 70 newsrooms across the country. Those selected will also benefit from week-long, pre-internship training, $1,500 scholarships, memberships to journalism groups and access to the DJNF alumni network for jobs and mentoring. 

 Students may indicate their interest for one or more programs:

To be considered, students must apply by Nov. 16, and take a timed, online qualifying test. 

Summer 2023 Internship Opportunity at Baltimore Magazine for the Weddings Issue. Posted April 10, 2023.

This internship is for the 2024 Baltimore Weddings issue. Ideally the position will run from summer (June 2023) until the issue publishes (December 2023) and the candidate is available two days a week via Zoom check-in with flexibility during major photo shoots. Interns shouyld haveeither strong writing or styling credentials. (This is not an internship to learn how to work in the wedding industry, it’s editorially focused.)  

Duties include: 

  • Familiarize yourself with the products (magazine, website & social media.)  
  • Repackaging old content into new concepts and photo galleries.  
  • Assist with photo shoots. We have a large number of shoots every summer/fall for Weddings. They include fashion, dessert, flowers, Aisle Style, sidebars, etc. Intern will help pull items, keep shoots running smoothly (keeping track of items, noting descriptions and prices, helping with model transportation), help load and unload and return all items once shoot is over.  
  • Writing assignments are available for a candidate who is interested and has experience, for Unveiled & Aisle Style in the magazine.  
  • Keeping track of and interviewing all Wedding of the Month couples. 
  • Writing Maker Space features for
  • Hitched blog posts. Reporting mini stories, interviewing experts, keeping our posts lively, grammatically correct and interesting. 
  • There are about a million other little things – contacting stores & vendors about shoots, keeping on top of wedding trends (via magazines Pinterest), editing the Venues chart, double checking captions, occasionally doing a lunch or coffee run during a shoot, standing in for models during light checks, etc. 
  • The Weddings internship is all encompassing and really fabulous. You get to see a magazine be created from start to finish. You get to see it go from a story board to the photo shoots to a hold-in-your-hand copy of the magazine.  
  • Looking for someone with enthusiasm and boundless energy, strong writing skills, and an equally strong sense of style. Who is organized but not uptight. Who I can trust as an equal but is looking for a real opportunity to learn. And who truly loves Baltimore.  
  • Since I am also the editor for Baltimore HOME, the intern will be given the opportunity to help write and assist with both September and November HOME that runs inside Baltimore magazine. This includes pulling items for décor and Conversation Piece photo shoots, fact checking stories, and even writing, depending on intern’s credentials.   

If this is you, please read a current copy of Baltimore Weddings (we can send you one) and send a cover letter and resume to Janelle Diamond at

We reimburse for mileage (in and around Baltimore) and offer school credit at the end of the internship.   

Summer 2023 Court Reporting Internship Opportunity at Baltimore Witness. Posted April 4, 2023.

Baltimore Witness is a news site that provides transparency of homicide and non-fatal shooting cases by tracking and reporting on cases in Baltimore City Circuit Court.

We are opening applications for our 16-week learning internship. Those accepted will hone their writing, research, and data collection skills, all while playing an integral part in providing the community with detailed information on the city’s crime and legal process.

Full and part-time internship positions are open to students and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing careers in journalism, sociology, public health, data analysis, or legal fields.

During the 16-week in-person program, interns will:

  • Track court cases for homicide and non-fatal shootings
  • Attend daily trials, scheduling/bail/mental health court hearings
  • Write briefs and long-form articles on cases, data, and trends
  • Research and analyze Baltimore City crime-reduction and legal policies
  • Interview the families of defendants and victims 
  • Interview and speak with court employees 
  • Other administrative responsibilities 
  • Expect manageable homework
  • This internship is unpaid; however, we offer college credit. Some travel expenses are reimbursed on a sliding scale.

Interns are required to work two days a week minimum.

If interested in applying, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to the Editor, Ashleigh Joplin at

Application Deadline/ Virtual Training-Start Date Round 1: May 5, 2023 / May 15, 2023 Round 2: June 2, 2023 / June 12, 2023 

Fall 2023 Internship Opportunities at the White House. Posted March 29, 2023.

The White House Internship Program is a public service leadership and development program that provides emerging leaders with an opportunity to gain valuable skills while supporting the work of the White House and furthering the priorities of the Biden-Harris Administration.

The application period for the Fall 2023 session is currently open and will close on Friday, April 9th. Interested candidates can find the Program’s online application at White House Internship Program | The White House. The website also features additional information about the Program, including a “Frequently Asked Questions” section. Prospective candidates with questions about the Program can reach out to the White House Internship Program team at

Mutiple Summer Internship Opportunities at NBCUniversal. Posted Feb. 8, 2023.

The NBCUniversal Internship Program allows students to unlock their potential by contributing to big projects in meaningful ways that matter. To thrive as an NBCU intern, you are someone who is ready to bring their passion for media, entertainment, and technology along with their desire to learn each day. 

For more information on NBCUniversal internships around the country, please visit this link:

The deadline to apply for many of these internships is Friday, Feb. 17.

The E.W. Scripps Company Paid Summer Journalism Internships. Posted Jan. 25, 2023.

College students or 2023 college graduates can now apply for paid internships at nine nonprofit newsrooms across the country.  

The Scripps Howard Fund created the internship program, aimed at giving students of diverse backgrounds high-quality, hands-on experience, at no cost to the newsroom. The Fund is partnering with the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN), which leads the 400-newsroom INN Network.  

There will be six 10-week internships and three 20-week internships. The selected news organizations will host and hire the interns. 

The nonprofit newsrooms selected for the 20-week internship are: 

The nonprofit newsrooms selected for the 10-week internships are: 

Aspiring journalists who are interested in the internship program can apply here. 

An intern can apply for a grant to help with housing, relocation and other expenses to support their ability to accept an internship. Interns would apply to the Fund after being awarded an internship.  

Learn more about the Fund’s internship program here. 

Washingtonian Magazine Paid Summer Editorial Fellowship. Posted Dec. 10, 2022.

Washingtonian’s editorial fellowship offers applicants the chance to immerse themselves in all aspects of making a magazine. As a regional magazine for the national capital, we cover a universe that includes national newsmakers and hometown tastemakers, everything from power politics to local real estate to the ways our diverse city shops, eats, and dresses. Our editorial fellows fact-check stories, work occasional magazine events, and write as often as possible for our magazine and our website. The ideal applicant is a self-starter, ready to collaborate with our creative newsroom and get fired up about covering the day’s happenings in Washington—but also someone with enough curiosity to sniff out interesting news, trends, and personalities that aren’t already in the media. Over the years, our editorial fellows have written feature stories, landed magazine jobs, and had tons of fun. Join us!


  • Pitch and write articles for the print magazine and website
  • Research and fact-check print stories
  • Assist with Washingtonian public programming
  • Attend daily and weekly staff meetings


  • Available to work full time Monday through Friday
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong multitasking and organizational skills

Fellows are paid at a rate of $16.10/hour

To apply: Please send your résumé, cover letter and two clips to Clips should be hyperlinked or in PDF format. The application deadline for the summer fellowship is Monday, February 20 at 11:59 PM. This fellowship will run from late May through late August.

Maryland Public Television--Multiple Internships. Posted Dec. 5, 2022.

MPT has current openings for in-person and/or virtual paid and unpaid internships that offer valuable experience in television programming, development, co-productions and related business development. These positions are filled by creative, motivated and energetic students from a variety of majors who lend their effort and time - a minimum of 16 hours per week - in exchange for an engaging educational experience.

MPT internships offer a thorough introduction to Maryland Public Television including our mission and expectations. We are committed to providing a solid work experience to serious minded individuals in a positive environment.

  • Offering internships to freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, graduate college, trade school college students
  • Offering internships to junior and senior high school students
  • MPT offers paid and unpaid internships. High school students are not considered for the paid internship.
  • An unpaid intern that is not for academic credit is deemed a volunteer.
  • Students must be able to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week (with the exception of high school students).
  • Students must have reliable transportation with the exception of stipend students.
  • Internships are typically for hours during the standard workday (i.e., 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or 9:00 am to 5:00 pm). Nights & weekend hours may be required but are not routine.

Maryland Public Television, which is commonly known by its familiar name "MPT", is a public television network that comprises six television stations that broadcast throughout the entire state of Maryland as well as into the District of Columbia and parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. MPT is the only state-wide broadcaster in Maryland. MPT is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service.

For more information on the different types of internships offered at MPT, please click here.

MDDC Summer Internship Program/Posted November 21, 2022

MDDC’s Reese Cleghorn internship program supports college-student journalists by providing experience, training and mentoring  in newsrooms in Maryland, Delaware or District of Columbia through full-time, 8-week paid summer internships (total compensation for each intern is at least $4,240 for the 8-week program).

Apply --deadline is Dec. 9, 2022


Students with a strong career interest in print journalism (and associated platforms) who have completed a college-level course in one of these areas or have equivalent experience on a college or community publication.  Open to undergraduates either:

  • attending any Maryland, Delaware, or the District of Columbia four-year college/university, OR
  • a resident of Maryland, Delaware or District of Columbia attending a four-year college/university elsewhere


  • Applicants must have the use of an automobile during the internship and be living within a reasonable driving distance of their assigned news media organization.
  • Assignments will be made to participating news media organizations as near as possible to the residences of the selected applicants.
  • Samples of published journalism, copy editing or photojournalism are required.
  • Assignment to a particular organization will be subject to the approval of the editor.

Submitting an Application

  • The open period to submit an application is September 15 – December 9.
  • To submit an application, click here.
  • For more information about the internship program, click here.

The Virginian-Pilot Several Internships/Posted September 23, 2022

The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia, is now accepting newsroom internship applications for 2023. Internships will be offered throughout the year: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. We're offering internships in reporting, photography and audience engagement.

Intern duties:

Reporters: Produce a regular and compelling mix of stories, including news and features. Must be able to write accurately and meet deadlines. Must be able to travel for news coverage as required. Interns will collaborate with editors and other team members on stories and brainstorming.

Photography/videography: Photojournalism interns will cover one or more assignments a day and should be able to capture compelling images that tell a story with accuracy and authenticity, including complete and accurate captions.

Audience engagement: Connect with our audiences using social media platforms. Work with reporters and editors to break down complex stories and create engagement plans. Use news judgment to manage our homepages and send alerts. Write newsletters. 

Qualifications: Applicants must be enrolled at time of application in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university, or be a recent graduate within the past year.

Apply by emailing When applying, please indicate in the subject line which position(s) you’re interested in, and when you’re interested in interning here.

Our internship periods last 12 weeks, and we pay $15 an hour.

Interns are expected to be located in the Norfolk area during the internship and must be able to drive to assignments. More information can be found on our Contact internship coordinator Sean Kennedy at

County Sports Zone Social Media Internship/Posted July 7, 2022

Title -- Social Media Intern -- create social media posts for the County Sports Zone website, which covers high school sports in the area. Internship would begin at the start of the fall 2022 semester and last for at least 10 weeks.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • This is an remote internship
  • Create at least three social media posts per week involving stories, scores or live streams in CSZ’s coverage area (Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Frederick County, Carroll County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Harford County, Cecil County).
  • CSZ will help the intern find the topics to create posts for, especially at the beginning of the internship, but it is expected that the intern will also be able to generate their own ideas to drive engagement.

Contact - Wesley Brown at 



County Sports Zone Sports Writing Internship/Posted July 7, 2022

Title – Writer – write sports features for the County Sports Zone website, which covers high school sports in the area. Internship would begin at the start of the fall 2022 semester and last for at least 10 weeks.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • This is a remote internship
  • Write feature stories about local high school athletes and teams
  • Come up with story ideas
  • Write at least two feature stories of at least 500 words about high school athletes in CSZ’s coverage area (Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Frederick County, Carroll County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Harford County, Cecil County).
  • By the end of the internship, the intern should have at least 16 quality clips for their portfolio.

Contact - Wesley Brown



Christmas in Maryland Internship/Posted May 4, 2022

Title – Production Assistant – commercial audio projects. Internship begins in May and continues through summer 2022.

Assists with the production of radio programs including development and maintenance of social media and web site; communication and follow-up with business partners; participates in development of advertising prospects.

Responsibilities and Duties

• Establish and maintain current social media presence and support – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
• Update existing “Christmas in Maryland” web site
• Meet with both business partners as necessary throughout the production process including studio recording times

Qualifications and skills
• Enthusiastic self-starter and communicator
• Working knowledge of graphic design and tools such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
• Creative writing Work environment – work remotely and in Towson, Maryland studio.

We are receptive to a discussion of this becoming a paid position.

Contact – On Q Productions – Please send résumé to Joe Evelius at 

Please call Joe Evelius at 410.382.6066 with questions or for clarification.

Ad Council Mass Communication Internships/Posted April 6, 2022

Ad Council has several internship opportunities in a variety of different functions that would interest TU Mass Communication students. Please click on the Ad Council employment page link below to inquire about these promising internships.

Partnership for Public Service Internships/Posted February 16, 2022

The Partnership for Public Service is excited to announce the launch of a new internship program for students to explore a career in public service. The Future Leaders in Public Service internship program is designed to give upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students paid work experience at a federal agency.

Students who participate will receive a $4,000 stipend as well as access to professional development workshops and networking opportunities during their internship. The internship placements will begin during summer 2022. 

Maryland Public Service Scholars Programs are for all Maryland college students.

The Governor's Summer Internship Program is scheduled from May 31 to August 12 and is open for rising juniors and seniors.

The Sondheim Nonprofit Leadership Program is scheduled from May 31 to August 12 and is open for rising juniors, seniors and current graduate students.

The Maryland Department of Transportation Fellows is scheduled from May 31 to August 12 and is open for rising juniors and seniors.

Full-time internships (Remote & In-Person), remote seminars, reflections, events and projects equip students with the knowledge, strategies and network to lead meaningful change.

Final Deadline is March 1, 2022
Apply at

IRTS Summer Fellowship Program/Posted February 13, 2022

IRTS SUMMER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMVirtual for Summer 2022 - June 5 - August 5, 2022Plus One-Week Expense-Paid NYC Conference

Students selected for this highly competitive program learn about opportunities throughout the media industry, in addition to virtually interning at a specific company where skills are matched to a corresponding area of our business. 

Internship placements in previous years have included NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS, Disney, ABC News, Horizon Media, OMG, FOX, D1A and many other media companies and agencies!

Link to online application:

Because we want to hear from the Towson community and its incredible students, we're opening a special application specifically for you.

Applications due Sunday, February 20, 11:59pm EST - but the sooner the better for submissions!

Learn more about the IRTS Summer Fellowship Program:

To learn more about some of our incredible alumni please follow this link:

This year's program will include:

·       In-person, expense-paid orientation week in NYC (subject to pandemic status)

·       Paid, remote internship at a media company

·       Virtual sessions with top media industry companies

·       Mentoring and unparalleled access to the IRTS network

The 8-week internship portion of the program that follows orientation week will be remote from your home base. This ensures a smooth uniform program as companies continue to transition to new business models where employees work from home part-or-all of the time and office space is being consolidated. 

Through our successful 2020 & 2021 virtual programs, we saw how IRTS can continue to inspire and open doors for young professionals, even when we can't be in-person!

Princeton University Broad Institute Science Writing Communications Internship/Posted February 4, 2022

Broad Institute's Office of Communications is accepting applications for our full-time summer science writing and communications internship. Full information about the internship, including eligibility requirements, is available via the link below. They are looking for one intern who can join us remotely full-time for 12 weeks, starting in May or June and ending in August. We are offering a salary of $22/hour, and aim to provide a comprehensive, mentored experience that touches on many of the major activities of a communications department in an academic research institution (e.g., external and internal communications writing, social media, web content development, video development). Interested applicants should email Associate Director for the institute, Tom Ulrich, directly with a cover letter, CV/resume, two to three writing samples targeted to a lay audience, and the contact information for two references. Application Deadline: 2/28/22 | More InformationScience Writing Internship - Princeton University The Princeton University Office of the Dean for Research is seeking a highly motivated individual for a science writing internship. The intern will be responsible for writing about Princeton University research for a non-technical audience. The intern will write news articles, feature articles, web content and other items in the style used by major newspapers and magazines. Responsibilities include reading scientific papers, interviewing faculty members, writing, rewriting, compiling and editing information, social media, and acquiring illustrations.The intern must have excellent writing skills and possess the ability to write about science for the non-specialist. The intern's educational background should include previous training or current enrollment in science journalism or writing classes at the undergraduate or graduate level. The successful candidate must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment, meeting regular deadlines and handling multiple projects simultaneously. Skills in podcasting, video production and social media are also valuable.Opportunity DetailsDates: Eight weeks (approximately early-June to early-August; exact dates are flexible)Time: Full-time (40 hour/week)Location: In-person work at the Princeton University campus is preferred. Remote work may be considered.Compensation: $18/hourDeadline to apply: Position is open until filled.  

To Apply

Submit your resume, cover letter and three science-related writing samples in the style of news articles, feature articles, blog postings or other pieces written for a non-specialist audience. Email the application (preferably as a single PDF) to Catherine Zandonella at